'Naomi' Episode 1 Ending Explained: Naomi uncovers the untold truth behind her past
Naomi may be a big Superman fan, but turns out she might have more in common with him than she realises
It looks like there is a new superhero in town, with The CW's much anticipated 'Naomi' finally airing. The series follows the origins of Powerhouse, known as Naomi McDuffie. A model student living a relatively normal life, Naomi soon uncovers that there might be more to the past than she knows, and with it, comes some rather grave threats.
For 16-year-old Naomi McDuffie (Kaci Walfall), a die-hard Superman fan, her life turns upside down when she realises there might be a chance to see the superhero during a stunt at the town square. But on her way there, Naomi deals with sudden bouts of giddiness and soon collapses, missing the event entirely. She is later told that it might have been Superman fighting with another person; however, the rest of the town believes otherwise. Seeing that she runs a fansite dedicated to The Man of Steel, she finds herself piecing together footage, during which she notices Dee (Alexander Wraith), a local tattoo artist, in the same.
The giddiness and fatigue seem to reappear when Naomi visits a military base; however, upon taking off her glasses, she soon realises that she not only feels better but that her senses have been heightened. She later uncovers a message that leads her to believe that there is evidence that Superman was here in the forest nearby. Naomi tracks the evidence and stumbles upon a strange disc with foreign markings. Here, she encounters Zumbado (Cranston Johnson), a man who owns a used car dealership, who is also looking for the disc. Zumbado reveals that he is no ordinary person, putting Naomi's life in significant danger. However, she is still determined to find the disc and breaks into his office with the help of her friends. Here, she finds the disc and a newspaper recounting the events that happened in 2004, the year she was adopted.
The front page of the paper details an incident with Superman, and she notices Dee in the photos as well. While she barely manages to escape unscathed from Zumbado, she confronts Dee about his connection to Superman. Dee notes that Naomi is asking all the wrong questions as she confronts him about his identity. Dee reveals that he might not be human, urging her to ask the real question -- that she might not be human either. The episode certainly sets up for Naomi's origin story as Powerhouse, seeing that she is not only discovering her powers but her past at the same time.
You can watch 'Naomi' on The CW, on Tuesday at 9pm ET/PT. Viewers can download The CW app from Google Play Store and Apple's App Store. Apart from that, The CW is also available on devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Vizio Smart TV, Chromecast, Android TV, AirPlay, Apple TV, and Xbox One.